Unfortunately though, there has been a steady increase in the production of disposable plastic products since the 1960s and ‘70s, and the amount of single-use plastic being disposed of is overwhelming to our environment.
Packaging waste and recycling have been high on the environmental agenda for years now. But while the focus has been on plastic and specific problems like coffee cups and cotton buds, one of the main domestic and business waste streams – glass – hardly gets a mention.
Creating a sustainable wardrobe can be a bit of a daunting task. If you’re used to wearing designer brands, and not really thinking about what you’re buying, this could be quite a challenging thing to do! However, it is worth it.
Plastic is polluting the environment every day. As well as
on land, plastic is in the sea and causing more harm than ever. In fact, at
least eight million pieces of plastic are entering the oceans every day.
You may be wondering how so much plastic is entering the
oceans. Two-thirds of plastic comes straight from land-based sources, such as
litter left on the beach or washed down the drains from rubbish dropped in
towns and cities.
The amount of plastic in the oceans currently stands at a shocking 51 trillion microscopic pieces of plastic, which weighs 269,000 tonnes (equivalent to 1,345 adult blue whales). As well as harming our environment, wildlife is greatly affected. Fish, seabirds, dolphins, and seals face injuries and are at the risk of dying from being entangled in plastic or mistaking it for food.
This article explores the topic of medical waste in the UK, outlines the various types, and explains what happens to each at the end of its lifetime.
In particular, with regards to the coronavirus outbreak, there is currently a lot of discussion around PPE, which stands for Personal Protective Equipment. This will be covered below.
Medical waste must be dealt with separately from general waste. This is to avoid the spread of infection and to prevent the general public and the environment from coming to any harm as a result of the waste.
It’s the month of love
and, if you’re an eco-conscious couple, how better to celebrate your
relationship on Valentine’s Day than by enjoying a sustainable date night
Of course, you could
head to the local cinema or enjoy a meal cooked together at home, but if you’ve
exhausted those options or they don’t feel very romantic to you anymore, then
we’ve got a variety of options you might enjoy more.
We have pulled together a collection of great sustainable dates below for you to enjoy with your partner on Valentine’s Day — or any other day of the year!